This week: U.S. Tax Policy • Israeli Sector • Governance & Strategy • Fundraising & Marketing • Social Media & Internet
Since early January of this year, the topic of Funding from Foreign Governments to Israeli NGO’s (Non-Governmental Organization) has been making headlines. Two initiatives promoting Transparency though in very different contexts — a proposal put forth in January and a bill approved in February — have politicians, nonprofits, and European Governments lamenting the destruction of democracy and human-rights in Israel.
However, the pursuant rhetoric, innuendos, politicking, and here-say makes it near impossible to filter out fact from fiction and to distinguish these two very different initiatives.
This week: U.S. Regulations • Israeli Sector • Governance & Strategy • Fundraising & Marketing • Social Media
This Week: Donating to Japan • U.S. Regulations • Israel & Jewish Sector • Strategy & Governance • Budgeting • Fundraising • Marketing • Social Media • Personal Finance
This week: U.S. Regulations • Israel • Financial Statements & Communication • Strategy & Governance • Fundraising • Marketing • Social Media & Internet • Personal Development
This week: U.S. Regulations • Israel • Strategy & Governance • Fundraising & Marketing • Social Media & Internet
This week: U.S. Regulations • Israeli & Jewish Nonprofits • Strategy & Governance • Fundraising & Marketing • Social Media & Internet
Once again, the Israeli nonprofit organization Magan David Adom (MDA) and it’s American supporting charity, American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA), are in the news after all five members of AFMDA’s executive board resigned, stating that they “refuse to abdicate or compromise in any way our fiduciary duty to AFMDA and its donors.”
First, allow me to say that writing this piece is painful; it is disturbing (to put it mildly) that an organization that has such a positive impact on Israel’s daily life is getting such negative press.
Two, which side is right or wrong is of secondary importance. Regardless how the situation plays out in the near or distant future, organizations can learn RIGHT NOW from the very public debates raging between the American and Israeli arms.
Specifically, the core issues — defining roles, trust, independence, and personnel — are the same faced by all international organizations, and, as such, can provide a constructive case-study for nonprofits, their board members, and their donors.
This week: Regulations & Government • Currency in Israel • Governance & Strategy • Fundraising & Marketing • Social Media & Internet